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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Back pain: I would be very very careful with the heat as Lidoderm causes numbness which can mask the temperature and lead to burns. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Actiq and morphine patches help pain?

Actiq and morphine patches help pain?

Morphine patches: There are no transdermal formulations of morphine currently available to my knowledge. Both morphine and Actiq (fentanyl) are potent opiates that can help moderate to severe pain when prescribed appropriately to the appropriate patients. ...Read more

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What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

Everyone differs: Breakthrough pain and the conditions that cause the pain differ in their responses to different pain medicines. Also, every individual differs in which pain medicine helps them best. Percocet tends to be one of the strongest oral narcotic and is usually the best for breakthrough pain but again this varies between individuals. ...Read more

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Chronic back pain.now pain in upper thigh near hip. On pain tablets and patch. Pregabalin 600mg, amtripline 600mg and fencino 25. Not working.

Chronic back pain.now pain in upper thigh near hip. On pain tablets and patch. Pregabalin 600mg, amtripline 600mg and fencino 25. Not working.

Back pain: Many causes of back pain. If long standing and with stiffness, may represent arthritic changes. If present for brief time, may be muscular. Best to see pain specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Actiq and morphine patches help with pain?

Not in the US: Neither of these medications are available as patches in the us. ...Read more

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Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

I used them..: As long as it is for simple back pain. If it doesn't improve over a few weeks, strongly suggest on seeing a Chiropractor to get a back evaluation first. Then maybe go down the massage route. ...Read more

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Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?

Pain in the neck: what you need is a diagnosis and a program of physical therapy. Recent study showed that UNDERSTANDING the pain source helps with proper PT. you can check out my cervical exercises at www.grossaninstitute.com but first fully understand what your problem is and follow exercise program by a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Would a lidocaine patch relieve pain?

Yes: It can e very helpful depending upon the circumstances. Talk with a doctor if there is pain in your life and discuss the patches to see if they might be helpful. ...Read more

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Side effects of using fentanyl pain patches?

Fentanyl patch: Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, irritation, itching, or redness at the application site can also occur. More serious side effects including agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating or allergic reactions are very rare. ...Read more

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Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe  chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Better option are: : Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...Read more

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Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?

Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis  &back pain. Causes?

Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...Read more

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Help excruciating burning mid back pain? Dr has tried hydrocodone, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) tramodol. None help. I'm using a tens unit and med, pain is still at 8

Help excruciating burning mid back pain? Dr has tried hydrocodone, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) tramodol.  None help.  I'm using a tens unit and med, pain is still at 8

More info needed: What has your doctor diagnosed as the cause of your pain? Your description is very brief so providing you with possibilities regarding the cause and treatment options is difficult; however, the term "burning" suggests a neuralgia (nerve pain). Neuralgias respond poorly to narcotics but often to anti seizure drugs... Have you ever had shingles? If yes, post herpatic neuralgia may be the cause... ...Read more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain ?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
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Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain ?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain ?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many uses and is approved for peripheral neuropathy which is nerve pain. It is also approved for fibromyalgia which has significant muscle pain and tenderness. Overall the answer to your question is yes, it can be used for both muscle and nerve pain ...Read more

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How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

Controlled substance: You have to be prescribed the narcotic by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on pain receptors like painkillers ? Using for idiopathic burning pain in legs. All tests clear.

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on pain receptors like painkillers ? Using for idiopathic burning pain in legs. All tests clear.

Lyrica (pregabalin) is different: a relatively new anticonvulsant. Lyrica (pregabalin) binds itself strongly with alpha2-delta subunits of calcium channels and increase GABA activity in the CNS.. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Back pain: I would be very very careful with the heat as Lidoderm causes numbness which can mask the temperature and lead to burns. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more